Tired but wired? Help your adrenals

I’m a bit odd as I seriously LOVE the adrenal glands! As someone who unconsciously abused and depleted them for years, I’m more in tune with their protest signs these days and do try to help them and switch off when I can.

Here’s a beautiful article on how to naturally fuel your body to balance your hormones and support your adrenals.

I love the writers closing sentence that she felt like a ‘moral failure’ with adrenal fatigue symptoms because she’s a Doctor! I remember hearing that my Kinesiologist was unwell once and I thought the earth had stopped spinning – how could she possibly be unwell when she lived such a healthy lifestyle? Then I remembered: she was human. Just like the rest of us.

We can only do ever our best. We are not infallible but if we can try to do something to help our body every day rather than just stress it further, then give yourself a big high five!

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Years of battling with glandular fever, M.E. and then my stubborness to work and play as hard as a ‘normal’ 20something in London meant my poor adrenals never really got they support they needed and I was definitely tired but wired. I was constantly burnt out, had a ‘faulty battery charger’ where sleep never fully refreshed me and ironically struggled to switch off and get a good nights sleep. I now understand I was too wired to sleep. My adrenals were in overdrive, my hormones (and periods) disrupted and I was stuck on a loop de loop rollercoaster.

Having thought I had recovered from M.E. I was disappointed to think I was only ever going to be at 70% energy levels UNTIL I started to LISTEN to how I was feeling. Over the course of a few months (ahem, really years), I headed all the lifestyle advice and started to pay attention to my diet. I didn’t just feed my body plaster food such as caffeine and chocolate to keep going but slowly introduced healthier, slow release snacks (humous, carrots and rye bread were a favourite).

Here’s some really helpful advice on what to fuel your body with to give your adrenals a break (or a big hug to say thanks for keeping me going).

Enjoy x

 

 

Prepare for the week ahead

Prepare meals and snacks to keep you on track

What a Sunday! Food preparation is key to keeping your nutrition goals on track. Whip up sugar free snacks to always have them on hand when hungry strikes

Sunday saw me spend some of the afternoon on food prep to keep me going for the next few weeks. Gluten and dairy free breakfast, dinner, morning and afternoon snacks all prepared to keep me away from the temptations of bad food!

*Salmon, white and mackerel fish cakes made with goats cheese & butter
* Flaxseed crackers (scrummy with cashew nur butter and avocado on top)
* Deliciously Ella’s cinnamon and pecan granola
* Sugar free cocoa and berry antioxidant bars
(my new favourite)

Preparation is the key to success. When you feel hungry, you reach out for a snack irregarless of what it may be – muffin, biscuit, crisps. If you want to help fuel your body with nutritious food, you’ll need to prepare. I spent a while preparing the above so I had plenty for this week plus a stash of fishcakes and antiocidant bars in the freezer for later. Provided you store the granola in an airight container, it can last for a month.

Comment below if you’d like any recipes. Fail to prepapre, prepare to fail so go forth and sort your good snacks out!

Sunday food prep

Quick breakfast

Struggle to eat breakfast?

Try this super simple smoothie to get in plenty of vitamins, minerals & all important anti-oxidants to help boost your immune system. It really does pack a bit of zing and put a spring in your step and it only takes 2 minutes to prepare – perfect breakfast!

Super simple

Try this:

x1 banana

x1 apple

x1 carrot

x1 handful of spinach

x1/2 scoop of Berry and/or Organic Greens Complex Delicious Berry Complex from NYRO

x1/2 cup of almond, rice or coconut milk

x 1/2 cup of water

 

Have a try and let me know what you think? I’d love to hear if you like it and what else you put into it.

Happy springing 🙂

Sx

 

Saturday night sugar free treat

Saturday night means treat night! 

Want to enjoy this delicious, sugar free fruit tart which is super easy to make? 

This tart is sugar, wheat and dairy free – yay! 

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Just because its turned chilly doesn’t mean you have to turn your heating up and start eating stodgy stews. Are you trying to cut back on the naughty treats after summer indulgence?

I was hankering after a naturally sweet treat and remembered my good friend Rosie made this for me a few weeks ago.

Sugar, wheat and dairy free – what more could a girl need on a Saturday night? Read more